"Usually I have a lot of homework."
Translation:Usualmente yo tengo mucha tarea.
It shouldn't be incorrect. Moreover, it is even more appropriate to avoid "yo" in this case. It sounds much more natural. Report it.
How do I report it? I thought my asking the question of why my sentence was marked incorrect was how I reported it.
Marcia, these sentence discussion pages are for asking question of other users. The course contributors don't necessarily often read the discussions.
The Report button is the one next to the sentence discussion button. Those reports go to the course contributors.
Hmm I think you have to do it before passing to the next one. Don't worry now.
I was marked incorrect for using the singular "tarea" instead of the plural "tareas" (as in for saying "Usualmente tengo mucha tarea" instead of "muchas tareas"). I've never heard of a plural "tareas"; is "tarea" here really wrong?
Oh, I see! I suppose that means I was incorrect in some other area, then. Sometimes Duolingo notices I made a mistake but fails to tell me correctly where it was I made it...
I was incorrect for the same reason, Megenta. Does anyone know whether "la tarea" refers to homework in only one subject while "las tareas" refers to homework in more than one?
"You used the singular "tarea" here, instead of the plural "tareas"."
The word "tareas" was not available as an option!! How could I get this wrong when the correct answer wasn't available?
I think you made a mistake in another area. Duolingo sometimes tells you that you were incorrect in the incorrect place, meaning that you messed up somewhere else other than the place it was pointing to. That's part of why we have the discussion boards, I guess!
I left "yo" out. The rest was the same, but it was not accepted. Why not?
As long as you write "muchos" instead of "mucha", "deberes" should be fine. Idk why it's considered wrong. In my country (Argentina) it's much more common to say "tarea" though. Idk in other Spanish speaking countries. Btw, I would omit "yo" in this sentence.
There is a high chance that you are incorrect in a different location. There is (as far as I am concerned) no such word as tareas, therefore Duolingo will not offer it as an option. Make sure you are correct in all other areas, and you should be able to move on.
When is Usualmente at the beginning vs the end of the sentence. I was marked incorrect with it at the end, but for a different item I got it wrong because I put it at the beginning. (In both cases it was at the beginning in english.)